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What Role Can Family and Friends Play?

You are the first ones parents turn to for help, so being a source of non-judgmental assistance can make you a great ally to both kids and parents.

Family and Friends:

Listening is so important.  Sometimes, its the most important thing we do.  Asking, "how can I help? "and "what do you need?" can go a long way.

What Can You Do?

Check in

"Fill in" for a family member when they can't attend their child's recital or sports game. 

Life can get busy. Take a moment and check in with family members or friends and see how things are going. Taking a minute to check in can change a person day. 

Offer to babysit for relatives or friends so that they can enjoy a night off.

Be a resource to families and friends

Learn about local resources so you can be a source of information for family and friends. Help connect them with specific needs to the appropriate organization.

Help to reduce silence and isolation. Be that person people reach out to for support. 

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